Look Up: Martinis and Old School Stars at the Knickerbocker

The rhythm of the standard sized windows in the façade is punctuated with a staggering pattern of Juliet balconies and decorated arched cornices. The center third of the façade on 42nd Street is also slightly pushed in, breaking up the otherwise enormous massing of the building. The central double windows of the two flanking abutments are further accentuated with larger balconies and cornices decorated in turn with reclining cherubs and baskets of fruit holding a central garland of apples.

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